PowerColor Devil13 HD7990 Review
Published: 30th September 2012 | Source: PowerColor | Price: £799 |
PowerColor Devil13 HD7990
Catalyst Drivers 12.8
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 4.6GHz
ASUS P9X79 Pro
Corsair Dominator Platinum
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
We'd expect that the power requirements of the Devil13 are enough to make overclocking a hopeful task at best, yet we managed to overclock both GPUs, and the GDDR5, by 125MHz. Remember that the memory is quad-pumped. This is a hugely surprising result. 12.5% increases aren't something we'd have expected from the card at all.
There has been much talk about the early batch of Devil13s having a problem with the pressure applied by the cooler leading to increased temperatures. It's exactly why here at OC3D we always wait for the final version of a product before reviewing it so that we see results you can obtain too, and the Devil13 is definitely cool, even with our overclock.
Quiet is subjective, and it's not the quietest card we've ever seen, but it's easily something you can live with and not distracting.